Here’s the news you missed this weekend

Here’s the news you missed this weekend

Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford has reached a deal to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning in an open hearing. Six siblings of Arizona congressman Paul Gosar starred in a video for his opponent in the upcoming election, denouncing their brother. A school district superintendent in Texas resigned after making racist comments about NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson. The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if…

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2nd woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct: Report

2nd woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct: Report

A former Yale University classmate of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, alleges that he sexually assaulted her 35 years ago at a party, according to The New Yorker. Deborah Ramirez, 53, told The New Yorker Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dorm room party and “thrust his penis in her face,” causing her to “touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.” Ramirez said both she and Kavanaugh, then 18,…

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Congressman’s siblings support opposing candidate in stunning political ad

Congressman’s siblings support opposing candidate in stunning political ad

Most political ads follow a familiar formula: tout accomplishments, public testimonials and wrap with the mandatory message of endorsement. Arizona congressional candidate David Brill’s ad is no different — until those criticizing his opponent reveal their last names. Brill is embroiled in a contentious fight against incumbent Rep. Paul Gosar, who represents Arizona’s 4th Congressional District. But he won’t for much longer if his siblings have anything to say about it. Brill unveiled a stunning…

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Chicago archbishop removes priest who burned rainbow banner

Chicago archbishop removes priest who burned rainbow banner

The archbishop of Chicago has removed a priest as head of a North Side church after he burned a rainbow banner, angering the LGBT community. The Chicago Tribune reports that Cardinal Blase Cupich (BLAYZ’ SOO’-pich) announced Rev. Paul Kalchik’s removal in a recent letter to parishioners and staff at the Resurrection Catholic Church. Cupich said he acted “out of concern” for Kalchik and parishioners. He said the 56-year-old priest needed “time away from the parish…

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Passenger airlifted from cruise ship off Nantucket island

Passenger airlifted from cruise ship off Nantucket island

A passenger suffering a possible stroke aboard a cruise ship had to be evacuated by helicopter off Nantucket. Coast Guard video shows an aircrew from Coast Guard Station Cape Cod hoisting the 78-year-old man, strapped onto a stretcher, from the Norwegian Escape and up into a Jayhawk helicopter. The ship’s crew notified the Coast Guard about the man’s condition Saturday evening. The unnamed man and a nurse were air-lifted and transported to Rhode Island Hospital….

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Children’s remains found in Mexican mass grave

Children’s remains found in Mexican mass grave

Mexican authorities have found remains of children in a mass grave in the Gulf state of Veracruz. Photos released Friday by the Interior Ministry show clothing from victims, including multiple children’s items: infant pants, bright pink sandals for a toddler and small T-shirts with images of Tinkerbell and Pokemon. A person close to the investigation confirmed that children were in the grave where 174 human skulls have been found in recent weeks. Each item of…

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Kavanaugh accuser, Senate panel agree to more details: Thursday hearing will be open

Kavanaugh accuser, Senate panel agree to more details: Thursday hearing will be open

The California professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her has reached agreement with the Senate Judiciary Committee on some details of her upcoming testimony, including that she will testify at 10 a.m. Thursday in an open hearing. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys issued a statement Sunday after achieving what they described as “important progress on our call this morning with Senate Judiciary Committee staff members.” “Despite actual threats to her…

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Release of report into death of Maryland football player lacked ‘sensitivity’: Lawyer

Release of report into death of Maryland football player lacked ‘sensitivity’: Lawyer

The long-awaited release of a report commissioned by the University of Maryland into the death of one its football players wasn’t shared with the teenager’s family until the night before it was publicly released, a lawyer for the teenager’s parents said Saturday. Hassan Murphy, who is representing the parents of Jordan McNair, said the family found out only through media reports that the report was going to be released Friday. Even then, it was only…

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